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‘Here I Am’ by Frankie Oliver (Album)

July 18, 2017 in Music

Signed to Island Records during the 90s as a reggae artist, this London cabbie returns with a new soul album…

Frankie Oliver

Interview: Frankie Oliver

June 24, 2017 in Features, Interviews

We meet an aspiring British blues and soul singer who has a not-so-secret past as a 90s reggae artist Setting…

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‘Unplugged & Greatest Hits’ by UB40 feat Ali, Astro & Mickey (Album)

January 10, 2017 in Music

Ali Campbell and co serve up an acoustic collection, invent ‘cuddly reggae’ and chuck in a greatest hits to boot!…

UB40's Ali Campbell

Interview: UB40’s Ali Campbell

November 18, 2016 in Features, Interviews

The UB40 frontman on the band’s new acoustic album and how they’ve invented a new subgenre they’re calling ‘cuddly reggae’…

Present Arms [Deluxe Edition] by UB40 (Album)

March 10, 2015 in Music

The second album by Britain’s biggest ever reggae band gets the deluxe reissue treatment, 34 years on from its original…

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own……

Lisa Redford: The great duets

June 3, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

As our regular columnist works on a duet of her own, she looks at some great collaborations of the past…

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How I wrote ‘Food For Thought’ by UB40’s Robin Campbell

September 15, 2013 in Features, Interviews

In the first article in a new series, Songwriting gets the story behind the legendary British reggae band’s breakthrough single…